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Whitesnake

About

Whitesnake are an English hard rock band formed in London in 1978. The group was originally put together as the backing band for singer David Coverdale, who had recently left Deep Purple. Though the band quickly developed into their own entity, Coverdale is the only constant member throughout their history.

Whitesnake enjoyed much success in the UK, Europe and Japan through their early years. Their albums Ready an' Willing, Come an' Get It and Saints & Sinners all reached the top ten on the UK Albums Chart. By the mid-1980s, however, Coverdale had set his sights on breaking through in North America, where Whitesnake remained largely unknown. With the backing of American label Geffen Records, Whitesnake released their eponymous album in 1987, which became their biggest success to date, selling over eight million copies in the US and spawning the hit singles "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love". Whitesnake also adopted a more contemporary look, akin to the Los Angeles glam metal scene. After releasing Slip of the Tongue in 1989, Coverdale decided to put Whitesnake on hold to take a break from the music industry. Aside from a few short-lived reunions in the 1990s, Whitesnake remained mostly inactive until 2003, when Coverdale put together a new line-up to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. Since then Whitesnake have released four more studio albums and toured extensively around the world.

Whitesnake's early sound has been characterized by critics as blues rock, but by the mid-1980s the band slowly began moving toward a more commercially accessible hard rock style. Topics such as love and sex are common in Whitesnake's lyrics, which have been criticized for their excessive use of sexual innuendos and double entendres. Whitesnake have been nominated for several awards during their career, including Best British Group at the 1988 Brit Awards. They have also been featured on lists of the greatest hard rock bands of all time by several media outlets, while their songs and albums have appeared on many "best of" lists by outlets, such as VH1 and Rolling Stone.

Articles

August 7, 2022

Whitesnake pull out of North American tour with Scorpions due to health issues

The band currently have no shows planned for the remainder of 2022 The post Whitesnake pull out of North American tour with Scorpions due to health issues appeared first on NME.

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January 25, 2022

Keyboardist Don Airey on His Years With Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath

The heavy-metal veteran has also played with Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Rainbow, UFO, Whitesnake, and Bruce Dickinson

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September 1, 2021

Bassist Neil Murray on His Years with Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, and Brian May

The bassist spent decades playing alongside the biggest names in hard rock and metal, but was plagued the whole time by poor timing and bad luck

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July 27, 2021

Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe announce joint UK and Ireland 2022 tour

Europe's Joey Tempest promised "An evening of some of the biggest anthems in classic rock!" The post Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe announce joint UK and Ireland 2022 tour appeared first on NME.

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May 20, 2021

After Tawny Kitaen’s Death, Whitesnake’s ‘Here I Go Again’ Debuts Atop Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart

Following the death of Tawny Kitaen, who starred in the video for Whitesnake's '80s anthem "Here I Go Again," the track debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart dated May 22.

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May 8, 2021

Tawny Kitaen, ’80s Music Video Vixen & ‘Bachelor Party’ Star, Dies at 59

Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen, who famously appeared in several Whitesnake music videos, has died at age 59.

www.billboard.com

Discs

Restless Heart (25th Anniversary Edition, 2021 Remix)

October 29, 2021

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Don’t Fade Away (2021 Remix)

October 22, 2021

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Restless Heart (2021 Remix)

October 1, 2021

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Too Many Tears (2021 Remix)

September 10, 2021

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All In the Name of Love (2021 Remix)

August 20, 2021

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You’re So Fine (2021 Remix)

July 28, 2021

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The BLUES Album (2020 Remix)

February 19, 2021

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Lay Down Your Love (2020 Remix)

February 5, 2021

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Slow An’ Easy (2020 Remix)

January 22, 2021

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Steal Your Heart Away (2020 Remix)

January 7, 2021

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Love Songs (2020 Remix)

November 6, 2020

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The Deeper The Love (2020 Remix)

October 29, 2020

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Now You’re Gone (2020 Remix)

October 15, 2020

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Easier Said Than Done (2020 Remix)

October 1, 2020

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Is This Love (2020 Remix)

September 17, 2020

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The ROCK Album (2020 Remix)

June 19, 2020

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Still Of The Night (2020 Remix)

May 27, 2020

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Give Me All Your Love (2020 Remix)

May 6, 2020

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Always The Same (2020 Remix)

April 16, 2020

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Good To See You Again

November 15, 2019

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Slip of the Tongue (Super Deluxe Edition; 2019 Remaster)

October 4, 2019

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Flesh & Blood (Deluxe Edition)

May 10, 2019

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Hey You (You Make Me Rock)

April 5, 2019

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Trouble is Your Middle Name

March 13, 2019

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Slide It In (The Ultimate Edition; 2019 Remaster)

March 8, 2019

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Love Ain't No Stranger (2019 Remix)

March 1, 2019

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Shut Up & Kiss Me

February 14, 2019

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Unzipped (Super Deluxe Edition)

October 19, 2018

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Unzipped (Deluxe Edition)

October 19, 2018

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Unzipped

October 19, 2018

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The Purple Tour

January 19, 2018

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Whitesnake (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

October 27, 2017

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ForeverMore

June 9, 2011

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Live at Donington 1990 (30th Anniversary Complete Edition; 2019 Remaster)

May 20, 2011

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Live - In The Shadow of The Blues

January 2, 2007

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Restless Heart (25th Anniversary Edition)

March 26, 1997

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Slip of the Tongue (2019 Remaster)

November 18, 1989

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Slip of the Tongue (20th Anniversary Edition)

January 1, 1989

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Whitesnake (2018 Remaster)

April 7, 1987

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Slide It In (2019 Remaster)

March 29, 1984

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Slide It In

January 5, 1984

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Saints & Sinners

November 20, 1982

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Come An' Get It

January 1, 1981

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Ready An' Willing

January 1, 1980

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Live... In the Heart of the City

January 1, 1980

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Lovehunter

January 1, 1979

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Trouble

October 1, 1978

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Snakebite

September 1, 1978

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